Since our house is over 20 years old and we are on a well we decided it was time to upgrade the toilet in the Master (shower) bathroom to a low water usage model. While we were at it we decided to remove the carpeting (it still looked good, but I was so happy to see it go).
A while ago we decided to paint the lower half of our Master (shower) bathroom walls. At that time I did a Faux finish – one color of solid blue painted and then a darker color sponged over the top.
Knowing that the new toilet had a smaller tank it became obvious that I would have to repaint the wall before the new toilet was installed.
So, instead of going to the work of trying to match colors and sponge marks I decided to just paint the walls and bottom molding a solid blue.
Here is what we changed and what supplies we used. All items were bought at Home Depot.
Note: We paid for all the items and supplies we used for this project.
a) Paint (part of a gallon) – Behr, Fragrant Breeze (semi-gloss, pastel base) – This paint was bought a while ago and it was also used above the Kitchen cabinets.
b) Toilet – American Standard H2Option Dual Flush (1.0 / 1.6 GPF), round front, Bone color. **The wax ring and toilet seat have to be bought separately.
The builder of our house didn’t believe in large bathrooms so we had to buy a round front toilet for each bathroom (and our shower and bathtub are Bone colored so white wouldn’t work either). This is the second one of these toilets that we special ordered through Home Depot – the first one was in February 2014 (for the other bathroom) and it works great.
This toilet was definitely not the cheapest one we could have found, but we were looking for one that would meet our needs: Round front, Bone colored and low water usage
c) Flooring – TrafficMaster Allure 12 in x 36 in Sedona Vinyl Tile Flooring (24 sq ft / case)
Since we have ‘smallish’ bathrooms we were able to do both bathroom floors with two cases of this flooring. Which is good since the first bathroom took one extra piece than one case. (Really!?!)
d) I also repainted the bottom molding with the same blue color so they matched the walls.
I am happy how it turned out. What home remodel project have you worked on lately?
And as a side note, I went through Southwest Rapid Rewards so I will get points for the dollars we spent at Home Depot. As an extra bonus I bought Home Depot gift cards at a local Grocery Store so the cost got me extra reward points there also. Besides that I used our credit card (which gives us a percentage back) to buy the gift cards. I think that was a triple play!
Later – H